I’ve been re-editing photos that gave me trouble in the past. This is my current attempt, below, of a photo I had taken while on a bike ride using my Sony RX100 back in September 2012. I’m still not especially happy with it, but I think it’s a lot better than my earlier attempt. Perhaps my editing technique will be even better in a couple of years?
Here is a link to my earlier attempt. If you click on the photo above, you should be able to directly compare the two in the lightbox.
I took this shot at around the time when I started shooting RAW, but was still unsure about RAW file processing. For a while, I had my camera set to save both RAW and JPEG files. I don’t do this any longer, but having this file provides me with an opportunity to show what an out-of-camera JPEG looks like. The only thing that I’ve done to this file is to scale to a smaller size. This is the -0.7 EV exposure. I had considered posting the 0EV exposure, but it’s not all that much better; the sky is more blown, but the foreground is very slightly lighter.